II Kings 1:2
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2  Achazyahu fell through the lattice in his upper chamber at Shomron and was injured. So he sent messengers, whom he instructed: “Go inquire of Baal-zebub, the god of Ekron, whether I shall recover from this injury.”

va-yi-POL a-khaz-YAH b’-AD ha-s’-va-KHAH ba-a-li-ya-TO a-SHER b’-sho-m’-RON va-YA-khal va-yish-LAKH mal-a-KHEEM va-YO-mer a-lay-HEM l’-KHU dir-SHU b’-VA-al z’-VUV e-lo-HAY ek-RON im ekh-YEH may-kho-LEE ZEH

ב  וַיִּפֹּל אֲחַזְיָה בְּעַד הַשְּׂבָכָה בַּעֲלִיָּתוֹ אֲשֶׁר בְּשֹׁמְרוֹן וַיָּחַל וַיִּשְׁלַח מַלְאָכִים וַיֹּאמֶר אֲלֵהֶם לְכוּ דִרְשׁוּ בְּבַעַל זְבוּב אֱלֹהֵי עֶקְרוֹן אִם־אֶחְיֶה מֵחֳלִי זֶה׃

 1:2   He sent messengers

In biblical Hebrew, the word malach (מלאך) means ‘messenger.’ There are two kinds of messengers. One is a human messenger, and the other is an angel, a messenger of God. According to Jewish belief, angels do not have independent free will. Rather, they are Hashem’s messengers who are able to fulfill only the specific mission He gives them. When human beings use their free will to do the Lord’s bidding, they can become even greater than angels, as they are choosing on their own to obey God. And when they show their loyalty to Hashem by doing His bidding and improving His world, they become like angels, His messengers to the rest of the world.

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